Polls Archive

Which of the following games to you should be rated as the "easiest" early game for CU?
  • Baylor ... The first home Big 12 game. The Bears went 3-9 last year, and head coach Dave Aranda is on the hot seat. The Buffs will look to impress the Homecoming crowd, and take out the Bears (40%, 22 Votes)
  • at Colorado State ... Yes, it's a road game, but the Rams have little going for them, the Buff Nation will turn it into a home game, and Travis Hunter will have a great (revenge) game (31%, 17 Votes)
  • North Dakota State ... CU a 7.0-point favorite. The Bison are a good FCS team, but the Buffs will be ready. I foresee a big Buff win on August 29th (29%, 16 Votes)

Start Date: June 21, 2024 @ 4:52 pm
End Date: No Expiry

CSU head coach Jay Norvell on CU game: "It’s going to be the biggest sporting event we’ve ever had here in Fort Collins". Thoughts?
  • I'm taking all this as a compliment to CU and Coach Prime. All three non-conference opponents - North Dakota State, Nebraska, and CSU - are all looking at their CU game as their Super Bowl (68%, 89 Votes)
  • Yes, mainly because the last time CU came to Ft. Collins, the stadium was way out of town. With the game near campus, the atmosphere will be electric (oh, and there will be thousands of CU fans there) (21%, 27 Votes)
  • Two teams with one bowl game between them since 2017 (CU in 2020). Norvell's statement pretty much an indictment of how far CSU has fallen off the national radar (11%, 15 Votes)

Start Date: June 20, 2024 @ 8:05 pm
End Date: No Expiry

The College Football News rates ten of CU's 12 fall games as "50/50" games. Thoughts?
  • Just goes to show that: a) no one knows what to make of the CU roster; and b) the Big 12 is wide open. I'd agree with both assessments - which is what will make this fall so exciting (58%, 93 Votes)
  • What that says to me is CU's season will be more about coaching than it is about talent ... Can CU's NFL-heavy staff find a way to compete in the Big 12? We're about to find out (31%, 49 Votes)
  • CFN only has Cincinnati as a "likely win". If they had put North Dakota State, CSU and Baylor in that category, I might have bought in to the rest of the narrative (11%, 18 Votes)

Start Date: June 19, 2024 @ 4:43 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Nebraska's Matt Rhule on himself: “I think people realize this is a coach who will try to build it the right way". Thoughts?
  • I think what can be defined as the "right way" is evolving, and there can be more than one way to build a program. Coach Rhule hasn't cornered the market on the "right way" (67%, 137 Votes)
  • A thinly veiled shot at Coach Prime, who isn't a coach "who is doing it the right way". Nice to know that Coach Prime is still living inside Matt Rhule's head (20%, 41 Votes)
  • While I am not a fan of Coach Rhule or Nebraska, building a program through recruit development, and having single digit transfers in and out is closer to the "right way" than what CU is doing (13%, 28 Votes)

Start Date: June 18, 2024 @ 4:17 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which of the following non-conference games would be most likely to get your bet?
  • CU -8.0 at Colorado State. Sure, the Rams could have (should have) won last year, but the Buffs have plenty to prove, and will take it out on the Rams in a Ft. Collins rout (44%, 64 Votes)
  • CU +6.5 at Nebraska. The oddsmakers do realize that the Cornhuskers haven't had a winning season since 2016, and are starting a freshman quarterback? This could be a loss, but it will be close (38%, 55 Votes)
  • CU -8.5 v. North Dakota State. With trick plays and odd formations, the Bison will keep it close for awhile, but the Buffs will pull comfortably away in the second half (18%, 27 Votes)

Start Date: June 17, 2024 @ 4:45 pm
End Date: No Expiry

5 Replies to “Polls Archive”

  1. The Buffs need to wear the silver and gold that are the official school colors. Black jerseys are OK as the’ve been around for a long time, but out with the black helmets–and the white ones too. Gold helmets with silver pants, alternating with silver helmets and gold pants would be good. Nix on all black and all white!!

  2. Stuart, your polls are so thoughtful and on point. Appreciate you doing this and sharing it with your CUAtTheGame community.

  3. Wouldn’t mind the Cheez-It Bowl at all, as I have connections at Kellogg’s (owns Cheez-it) who could get me tickets!! Is that Cheezy??? 🙂

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